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Echinacea for preventing and treating the common cold

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, February 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#27 of 11,020)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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Title
Echinacea for preventing and treating the common cold
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, February 2014
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd000530.pub3
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Authors

Marlies Karsch-Völk, Bruce Barrett, David Kiefer, Rudolf Bauer, Karin Ardjomand-Woelkart, Klaus Linde

Abstract

Echinacea plant preparations (family Asteraceae) are widely used in Europe and North America for common colds. Most consumers and physicians are not aware that products available under the term Echinacea differ appreciably in their composition, mainly due to the use of variable plant material, extraction methods and the addition of other components.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Unknown 224 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 58 26%
Researcher 33 15%
Student > Master 28 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 16 7%
Other 36 16%
Unknown 38 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 84 37%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 18 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 5%
Other 28 12%
Unknown 46 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 624. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 April 2020.
All research outputs
#12,628
of 14,564,327 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#27
of 11,020 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#156
of 186,317 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2
of 205 outputs
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